Peter von Harten is a poet and author of teen and adult fiction who prefers not to stick with any one genre, though he most enjoys any story dealing with coming-of-age themes presented in a unique and artistic way.
When he isn't writing, he also enjoys foreign and independent films, graphic design, producing electronic/dance/dubstep music on his laptop, watching Glee and Shameless, or going on late night diner runs with his best friend and artist extraordinaire, Mary Addie.
My name is Kelsey and I'm the last person in Kentsburg to know what happened before The Shock. They say everyone in this town has their own reasons for not wanting to leave. Mostly, it's just too scary to think about.
Even if we could get back to civilization, none of us imagine it to be pretty. As for me, I don't have to imagine. I was in the city when it happened. I know we're going to die...
July, 2021. For the better half of a century, the quiet village of Kentsburg, Mississippi has languished in the rural south, largely unknown to the outside world.
When the electricity is knocked out following a series of mysterious flashing lights in the fields, several teens go to investigate. What they encounter are deadly machines that seem intended to keep them prisoners of the town.